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Robert Urban

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionRush University, Rush Medical College
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery
Address1611 W. Harrison St.
Chicago IL 60612
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    My Scopus ID is 7102324437.
    My NIH COMMONS name is RURBAN.


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    1. Liu S, Hall DJ, McCarthy SM, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Pourzal R. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging of wear and corrosion products within joint capsule tissue from total hip replacements patients. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 May 17. PMID: 31099981.
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    2. Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Metal wear particles in hematopoietic marrow of the axial skeleton in patients with prior revision for mechanical failure of a hip or knee arthroplasty. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 Aug; 107(6):1930-1936. PMID: 30501001.
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    3. Hall DJ, Turner TM, Urban RM. Healing bone lesion defects using injectable CaSO4 /CaPO4 -TCP bone graft substitute compared to cancellous allograft bone chips in a canine model. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2019 Feb; 107(2):408-414. PMID: 29663638.
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    4. Pourzal R, Hall DJ, Ehrich J, McCarthy SM, Mathew MT, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Alloy Microstructure Dictates Corrosion Modes in THA Modular Junctions. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Dec; 475(12):3026-3043. PMID: 28884275.
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    5. Hall DJ, Pourzal R, Lundberg HJ, Mathew MT, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM. Mechanical, chemical and biological damage modes within head-neck tapers of CoCrMo and Ti6Al4V contemporary hip replacements. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2018 07; 106(5):1672-1685. PMID: 28842959.
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    6. Mercuri LG, Urban RM, Hall DJ, Mathew MT. Adverse Local Tissue Responses to Failed Temporomandibular Joint Implants. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2017 Oct; 75(10):2076-2084. PMID: 28449848.
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    7. Plummer DR, Yi PH, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Moric MM, Della Valle CJ. Aseptic Lymphocytic-Dominated Vasculitis-Associated Lesions Scores Do Not Correlate With Metal Ion Levels or Unreadable Synovial Fluid White Blood Cell Counts. J Arthroplasty. 2017 04; 32(4):1340-1343. PMID: 27979408.
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    8. Pourzal R, Hall DJ, Ha NQ, Urban RM, Levine BR, Jacobs JJ, Lundberg HJ. Does Surface Topography Play a Role in Taper Damage in Head-neck Modular Junctions? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct; 474(10):2232-42. PMID: 27339123.
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    9. Pourzal R, Knowlton CB, Hall DJ, Laurent MP, Urban RM, Wimmer MA. How Does Wear Rate Compare in Well-functioning Total Hip and Knee Replacements? A Postmortem Polyethylene Liner Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Aug; 474(8):1867-75. PMID: 26891896.
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    10. Hall DJ, Urban RM, Pourzal R, Turner TM, Skipor AK, Jacobs JJ. Nanoscale surface modification by anodic oxidation increased bone ingrowth and reduced fibrous tissue in the porous coating of titanium-alloy femoral hip arthroplasty implants. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017 02; 105(2):283-290. PMID: 26477322.
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    11. Porter DA, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, Gilbert JL, Rodriguez JA, Cooper HJ. Modern trunnions are more flexible: a mechanical analysis of THA taper designs. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec; 472(12):3963-70. PMID: 25267272.
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    12. Cooper HJ, Urban RM, Wixson RL, Meneghini RM, Jacobs JJ. Adverse local tissue reaction arising from corrosion at the femoral neck-body junction in a dual-taper stem with a cobalt-chromium modular neck. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15; 95(10):865-72. PMID: 23677352.
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    13. Urban RM, Hall DJ, Della Valle C, Wimmer MA, Jacobs JJ, Galante JO. Successful long-term fixation and progression of osteolysis associated with first-generation cementless acetabular components retrieved post mortem. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Oct 17; 94(20):1877-85. PMID: 23079880.
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    14. Rush EM, Turner TM, Montgomery R, Ogburn AL, Urban RM, Sidebothum C, LaVasser A. Implantation of a titanium partial limb prosthesis in a white-naped crane (Grus vipio). J Avian Med Surg. 2012 Sep; 26(3):167-75. PMID: 23156979.
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    15. Gilbert JL, Mali S, Urban RM, Silverton CD, Jacobs JJ. In vivo oxide-induced stress corrosion cracking of Ti-6Al-4V in a neck-stem modular taper: Emergent behavior in a new mechanism of in vivo corrosion. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2012 Feb; 100(2):584-94. PMID: 22113876.
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    16. Guyer RD, Shellock J, MacLennan B, Hanscom D, Knight RQ, McCombe P, Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Bradford D, Ohnmeiss DD. Early failure of metal-on-metal artificial disc prostheses associated with lymphocytic reaction: diagnosis and treatment experience in four cases. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 01; 36(7):E492-7. PMID: 21252827.
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    17. Wright G, Sporer S, Urban R, Jacobs J. Fracture of a modular femoral neck after total hip arthroplasty: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jun; 92(6):1518-21. PMID: 20516329.
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    18. Jacobs JJ, Urban RM, Hallab NJ, Skipor AK, Fischer A, Wimmer MA. Metal-on-metal bearing surfaces. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Feb; 17(2):69-76. PMID: 19202120.
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    19. Rodrigues DC, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, Gilbert JL. In vivo severe corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement of retrieved modular body titanium alloy hip-implants. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2009 Jan; 88(1):206-19. PMID: 18683224.
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    20. Goldberg SH, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, King GJ, O'Driscoll SW, Cohen MS. Modes of wear after semiconstrained total elbow arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Mar; 90(3):609-19. PMID: 18310712.
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    21. Kohm A, Gaumer J, Ravula V, Urban R, Gilbertson L, Bos G, Dey T, Nelson L, Dyce J, Lannutti J. Three-dimensional laser micrometry characterization of surface wear in total hip arthroplasty. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2007 Aug; 82(2):428-39. PMID: 17245746.
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    22. Urban RM, Turner TM, Hall DJ, Inoue N, Gitelis S. Increased bone formation using calcium sulfate-calcium phosphate composite graft. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Jun; 459:110-7. PMID: 17415007.
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    23. Turner TM, Urban RM, Singh K, Hall DJ, Renner SM, Lim TH, Tomlinson MJ, An HS. Vertebroplasty comparing injectable calcium phosphate cement compared with polymethylmethacrylate in a unique canine vertebral body large defect model. Spine J. 2008 May-Jun; 8(3):482-7. PMID: 18455113.
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    24. Turner TM, Urban RM, Hall DJ, Andersson GB. Bone ingrowth through porous titanium granulate around a femoral stem: histological assessment in a six-month canine hemiarthroplasty model. Ups J Med Sci. 2007; 112(2):191-7. PMID: 17578819.
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    25. Alffram PA, Bruce L, Bjursten LM, Urban RM, Andersson GB. Implantation of the femoral stem into a bed of titanium granules using vibration: a pilot study of a new method for prosthetic fixation in 5 patients followed for up to 15 years. Ups J Med Sci. 2007; 112(2):183-9. PMID: 17578818.
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    26. Cohen MS, Turner TM, Urban RM. Effects of implant material and plate design on tendon function and morphology. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Apr; 445:81-90. PMID: 16601410.
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    27. Jacobs JJ, Hallab NJ, Urban RM, Wimmer MA. Wear particles. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Apr; 88 Suppl 2:99-102. PMID: 16595453.
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    28. Minihane KP, Turner TM, Urban RM, Williams JM, Thonar EJ, Sumner DR. Effect of hip hemiarthroplasty on articular cartilage and bone in a canine model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Aug; (437):157-63. PMID: 16056044.
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    29. Turner TM, Urban RM, Hall DJ, Chye PC, Segreti J, Gitelis S. Local and systemic levels of tobramycin delivered from calcium sulfate bone graft substitute pellets. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Aug; (437):97-104. PMID: 16056033.
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    30. Urban RM, Tomlinson MJ, Hall DJ, Jacobs JJ. Accumulation in liver and spleen of metal particles generated at nonbearing surfaces in hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2004 Dec; 19(8 Suppl 3):94-101. PMID: 15578561.
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    31. Jacobs JJ, Skipor AK, Campbell PA, Hallab NJ, Urban RM, Amstutz HC. Can metal levels be used to monitor metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties? J Arthroplasty. 2004 Dec; 19(8 Suppl 3):59-65. PMID: 15578555.
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    32. Hirakawa K, Jacobs JJ, Urban R, Saito T. Mechanisms of failure of total hip replacements: lessons learned from retrieval studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Mar; (420):10-7. PMID: 15057073.
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    33. Urban RM, Turner TM, Hall DJ, Infanger SI, Cheema N, Lim TH, Richelsoph K. An injectable calcium sulfate-based bone graft putty using hydroxypropylmethylcellulose as the plasticizer. Orthopedics. 2004 Jan; 27(1 Suppl):s155-9. PMID: 14763550.
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    34. Urban RM, Turner TM, Hall DJ, Infanger SI, Cheema N, Lim TH, Moseley J, Carroll M, Roark M. Effects of altered crystalline structure and increased initial compressive strength of calcium sulfate bone graft substitute pellets on new bone formation. Orthopedics. 2004 Jan; 27(1 Suppl):s113-8. PMID: 14763540.
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    35. Jacobs JJ, Hallab NJ, Skipor AK, Urban RM. Metal degradation products: a cause for concern in metal-metal bearings? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Dec; (417):139-47. PMID: 14646711.
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    36. Campbell P, Urban RM, Catelas I, Skipor AK, Schmalzried TP. Autopsy analysis thirty years after metal-on-metal total hip replacement. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 Nov; 85(11):2218-22. PMID: 14630858.
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    37. Turner TM, Urban RM, Hall DJ, Infanger S, Gitelis S, Petersen DW, Haggard WO. Osseous healing using injectable calcium sulfate-based putty for the delivery of demineralized bone matrix and cancellous bone chips. Orthopedics. 2003 May; 26(5 Suppl):s571-5. PMID: 12755228.
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    38. Urban RM, Turner TM, Hall DJ, Infanger S, Cheema N, Lim TH. Healing of large defects treated with calcium sulfate pellets containing demineralized bone matrix particles. Orthopedics. 2003 May; 26(5 Suppl):s581-5. PMID: 12755230.
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    39. Turner TM, Urban RM, Gitelis S, Haggard WO, Richelsoph K. Resorption evaluation of a large bolus of calcium sulfate in a canine medullary defect. Orthopedics. 2003 May; 26(5 Suppl):s577-9. PMID: 12755229.
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    40. Turner TM, Urban RM, Hall DJ, Cheema N, Lim TH. Restoration of large bone defects using a hard-setting, injectable putty containing demineralized bone particles compared to cancellous autograft bone. Orthopedics. 2003 May; 26(5 Suppl):s561-5. PMID: 12755226.
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    41. Beniker D, McQuillan D, Livesey S, Urban RM, Turner TM, Blum B, Hughes K, Haggard WO. The use of acellular dermal matrix as a scaffold for periosteum replacement. Orthopedics. 2003 May; 26(5 Suppl):s591-6. PMID: 12755232.
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    42. Surace MF, Berzins A, Urban RM, Jacobs JJ, Berger RA, Natarajan RN, Andriacchi TP, Galante JO. Coventry Award paper. Backsurface wear and deformation in polyethylene tibial inserts retrieved postmortem. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Nov; (404):14-23. PMID: 12439232.
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